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Principles of Canine Massage Diploma

Overview

Key Points

  • Develop an understanding of canine anatomy and physiology
  • Discover the benefits of canine massage
  • Learn about different treatments for common canine issues

 

  • Complete the course in a matter of weeks
  • Receive expert tutor support
  • Immediate access to all your learning material as soon as you enrol

About your Course

The Principles of Canine Massage is an introductory CPD course for anyone interested in starting a career as a Canine Massage Therapist. Regardless of previous experience within animal care you’re able to enrol and develop your knowledge in canine massage.

Canine Massage Therapists often work alongside veterinary practices supporting the efforts of vets and vet nurses. They’re able to provide a service to aid in the treatment of various conditions improving the animal’s quality of life.

Throughout the course, you’ll cover canine anatomy and physiology extensively, learning canine bodily systems and their functions. This will allow you to identify areas of concern and recommend treatment plans for your clients and their pets.

You’ll also gain an understanding of current animal welfare legislation and the responsibilities of a Canine Massage Therapist. You’ll develop your knowledge of various massage techniques and how to properly execute them.

Upon completion of this course you’ll have gained the fundamental knowledge to practice canine massage. As well as having developed a strong base to build on with further study.

Getting Started

Enrolling onto an online course gives you the flexibility to progress your learning at a pace that suits you. Allowing you to realise your ambitions of becoming a Canine Massage Therapist no matter what your schedule is like.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning providers. Our online courses allow you to learn from anywhere, at any time. Simply log in and begin learning whenever the time is right.

Dedicated tutors who are experts in their respective field will guide your learning. Providing you with constructive feedback to better your understanding and any extra assistance where needed.

You’re able to realise your ambitions with minimal impact on your current schedule. Whether you study during your lunch break, on the weekends or after the school-run, it’s completely up to you.

Modules

The course will include all elements involved in the units. However, assignments are designed so you’re able to complete multiple tasks together where possible. Therefore, you’ll see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still cover all units and complete the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Canine Anatomy and Physiology (Part one)

  • Cover the fundamentals of Canine Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2: Canine Anatomy and Physiology (Part two)

  • Expanding on your understanding of Canine Anatomy and Physiology further
  • Develop your knowledge of body systems and functions

Unit 3: Puppies, Working and Performance Dogs

  • Differentiate between breeds and their needs
  • Understand the purpose of working and performance dogs
  • Learn about working with puppies

Unit 4: Treatments

  • Understand how to treat neurological diseases, skin conditions and orthopaedic conditions
  • Learn about massage for injury
  • Gain an understanding of how to identify the cause of the issue and create treatment plans

Unit 5: Types of Massage and Massage Techniques

  • Discover various massage types
  • Learn massage best practises

Unit 6: Client Care and Responsibilities

  • Gain an understanding of correct client care
  • Learn how to keep reports and liaise with veterinary practices
  • Know how to create care plans
  • Understand animal welfare legislation and responsibilities of a Canine Massage Therapist

Requirements

The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years of age.

No previous experience or qualifications are needed for this course. The learner should possess a keen interest in canine care and wellbeing.

You’ll also need to have a stable internet connection and laptop you’re able to progress through the course. The estimated Study time for this course is 60 hours.

Assessment

When studying your Principles of Canine Massage Diploma you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. After each unit you study there will be an assignment for you to complete.

The assignment will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core elements within that unit.

Once you have successfully completed all units you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Principles of Canine Massage Diploma.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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Developing your career

Canine Massage Therapists can earn a varied salary depending on charges, expenses and how much business is generated. You’re able to work alongside veterinary practices, animal charities and kennels or freelance through setting up your own business. As a qualified Canine Massage Therapist, it can be helpful to hold a driving licence to travel between clients.

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60 guided learning hours
6 modules
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Technical Requirements

Key Points

  • Develop an understanding of canine anatomy and physiology
  • Discover the benefits of canine massage
  • Learn about different treatments for common canine issues

 

  • Complete the course in a matter of weeks
  • Receive expert tutor support
  • Immediate access to all your learning material as soon as you enrol

About your Course

The Principles of Canine Massage is an introductory CPD course for anyone interested in starting a career as a Canine Massage Therapist. Regardless of previous experience within animal care you’re able to enrol and develop your knowledge in canine massage.

Canine Massage Therapists often work alongside veterinary practices supporting the efforts of vets and vet nurses. They’re able to provide a service to aid in the treatment of various conditions improving the animal’s quality of life.

Throughout the course, you’ll cover canine anatomy and physiology extensively, learning canine bodily systems and their functions. This will allow you to identify areas of concern and recommend treatment plans for your clients and their pets.

You’ll also gain an understanding of current animal welfare legislation and the responsibilities of a Canine Massage Therapist. You’ll develop your knowledge of various massage techniques and how to properly execute them.

Upon completion of this course you’ll have gained the fundamental knowledge to practice canine massage. As well as having developed a strong base to build on with further study.

Getting Started

Enrolling onto an online course gives you the flexibility to progress your learning at a pace that suits you. Allowing you to realise your ambitions of becoming a Canine Massage Therapist no matter what your schedule is like.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning providers. Our online courses allow you to learn from anywhere, at any time. Simply log in and begin learning whenever the time is right.

Dedicated tutors who are experts in their respective field will guide your learning. Providing you with constructive feedback to better your understanding and any extra assistance where needed.

You’re able to realise your ambitions with minimal impact on your current schedule. Whether you study during your lunch break, on the weekends or after the school-run, it’s completely up to you.

The course will include all elements involved in the units. However, assignments are designed so you’re able to complete multiple tasks together where possible. Therefore, you’ll see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still cover all units and complete the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Canine Anatomy and Physiology (Part one)

  • Cover the fundamentals of Canine Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2: Canine Anatomy and Physiology (Part two)

  • Expanding on your understanding of Canine Anatomy and Physiology further
  • Develop your knowledge of body systems and functions

Unit 3: Puppies, Working and Performance Dogs

  • Differentiate between breeds and their needs
  • Understand the purpose of working and performance dogs
  • Learn about working with puppies

Unit 4: Treatments

  • Understand how to treat neurological diseases, skin conditions and orthopaedic conditions
  • Learn about massage for injury
  • Gain an understanding of how to identify the cause of the issue and create treatment plans

Unit 5: Types of Massage and Massage Techniques

  • Discover various massage types
  • Learn massage best practises

Unit 6: Client Care and Responsibilities

  • Gain an understanding of correct client care
  • Learn how to keep reports and liaise with veterinary practices
  • Know how to create care plans
  • Understand animal welfare legislation and responsibilities of a Canine Massage Therapist

The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years of age.

No previous experience or qualifications are needed for this course. The learner should possess a keen interest in canine care and wellbeing.

You’ll also need to have a stable internet connection and laptop you’re able to progress through the course. The estimated Study time for this course is 60 hours.

When studying your Principles of Canine Massage Diploma you’ll be assessed internally by our qualified experts. After each unit you study there will be an assignment for you to complete.

The assignment will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the core elements within that unit.

Once you have successfully completed all units you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Principles of Canine Massage Diploma.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Canine Massage Therapists can earn a varied salary depending on charges, expenses and how much business is generated. You’re able to work alongside veterinary practices, animal charities and kennels or freelance through setting up your own business. As a qualified Canine Massage Therapist, it can be helpful to hold a driving licence to travel between clients.

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